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Presenter: Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Philadelphia, PA

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
21 North Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-496-3200

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 5:00 pm

Development of the Energy Conservation Code’s 
Commercial Building Requirements

   Commercial energy conservation code: what’s new
   Compliance in other states
   Regional requirements and how to meet them 
      • Comparisons with ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1 
      • Commercial vs residential: identifying projects to which it applies 
      • Reviewing the format and organization of the code 
      • Compliance paths

Building Envelope

   Building science principles
   Review the difference between the R and U factors 
      • Vapor barriers, air barriers and thermal boundaries 
      • Calculating insulation thickness/U factors 
      • Slab insulation 
      • Fenestration requirements 
      • Requirements for doors and entrances
   Taking your envelope beyond code—steps for success and staying on budget

COMcheck Introduction

   Review functionality on live screen

Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems

   Requirements for controls
   Equipment types and applications 
   Ventilation standards and options
   Understanding tables

Service Water Heating

   Considerations including pipe insulation, pool covers and heat traps

Power and Lighting

   Lighting controls
   Power limitations using whole building or space-by-space method

Case Studies: Planning, Modeling and Verifying Compliance

   Additional efficiency package options (AEPOs)
   All about the performance path—acceptable software
   Exploring energy modelsIntegrated project delivery
   Building toward the next generation energy code
   Examining required submittals/procedures

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

     7.0 HSW Continuing Ed. Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

International Code Council
     .7 CEUs (Energy)

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects in most states, including Pennsylvania. Educators and courses are not subject to pre-approval in Pennsylvania.

This event is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

Engineers and architects seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any contractor licensing entity for mandatory continuing education credit.

Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Wendy Talarico, LEED AP

Ms. Talarico consults with architects and engineers throughout the Northeast to provide continuing education on a range of subjects from codes to building science. She is an instructor for Urban Green/New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s “Conquering the Code,” an eight-hour energy code class in New York State. Ms. Talarico was a member of the engineering outreach team for the Brick Industry Association, and she is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor for such publications as Architectural Record and This Old House.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.